hello and welcome to bbc news. i'm duncan golestani. our top stories: smiles in singapore, but frank exchanges away from the cameras, as the us and north korea remain at loggerheads over sanctions and nuclear weapons. more than 1000 firefighters tackle blazes in portugal and spain, where temperatures hit 46 degrees and records are broken across europe. dissident chinese artist, ai weiwei says authorities in beijing have buldozed the studio contining a large amount of his award winning work. donald campbell's rebuilt bluebird is back in the water, more than 50 years after the speedboat crashed on a british lake in cumbria. hello. nearly two months after the historic summit between donald trump and kimjong un, little is clear about what the two countries actually agree on. at a second singapore summit on saturday it was their foreign ministers who exchanged friendly smiles and handshakes as us secretary of state mike pompeo met his north korean counterpart. ri yong ho criticised the us for urging other countries to maintain sanctions against pyongyang. earlier, mike pompeo, told the summit that he was hopeful denuclearisation would happen but only if pressure was maintained on pyongyang.
0ur correspondent, chris buckler has more from washington. you could argue there are two different messages. first from donald trump who continues to talk about his great relationship with kim jong—un. indeed, even about his great relationship with kimjong—un. indeed, even sent about his great relationship with kim jong—un. indeed, even sent a letter to the north korean leader through the security forum which is being held at in singapore. there are those within his administration who are deeply concerned that they are not seeing action from north korea. yes, two months ago, they talked about denuclearisation. but actually, the intelligence agencies here believe that they are continuing to work on and build nuclear missiles and that is what is concerning them. beyond that, mike pompeo was having a message that was being sent not just pompeo was having a message that was being sent notjust north korea but also russia. that is because of exactly that issue that you mentioned. that is to do with
sanctions. there are is some evidence which is being given to the un security council that pyongyang is managing to get around to evade sanctions. there are some indications, for example, that there has been a big increase in police and transfer from petroleum from ship to ship and also some evidence of scores of russian companies doing business with north korea. so what they want to do is to try to keep they want to do is to try to keep the pressure on north korea. they say that russia needs to fall into line and make sure that is happening. it is interesting that you talk about the difference in tone between president trump and his secretary of state mike pompeo. earlier in the week, mr trump was sounding grateful and touched that the north had returned the remains of some us soldiers from the korean war. do you think those steps are building confidence on both sides or are they largely symbolic?” building confidence on both sides or are they largely symbolic? i think
you also used the word kindness. that is what donald trump referred to as far as kim jong—un. he thanked him for his kindness which some people would argue is an unusual thing to say about a leader who has been responsible for human rights abuses. at the same time, you are right, they want to try and keep that relationship going. mike pompeo does want to try to ensure, though, that they also get denuclearisation on the korean peninsula. that is what america regards as north korea giving up its nuclear weapons. they have shown no sign that they are going to do thatjust yet and beyond that, it is not even clear that that is what pyongyang means when they talk about denuclearisation. but there are going to be issues going forward and certainly those two tones are something that north korea has picked up on an assumption that schmoke some would argue they continue to exploit. if you listen to the foreign minister of north korea today, he was very clear in saying that there is an alarming in
patients as far as they are concerned in the way that america is treating this and as far as they are concerned, if they listen to the us president, that is not the leader's intention. some breaking news coming in at bbc world news and that is that there has been some kind of incident in venezuela where president nicolas due was giving an outdoor speech at a military event on saturday. during the live television transmission, the audio was cut off. just before that, members of the army were seen running away. we're not quite sure exactly what has happened there but we are still just exactly what has happened there but we are stilljust getting information coming in from caracas. but some kind of incident involving a broadcast abruptly ending from nicholas but euro. as soon as we get more information, we will bring a t0
on bbc world news. —— bring it to you. —— nicholas and euro. —— maduro. let's get some of the day's other news first lady melania trump has come out in support of basketball star lebronjames, just a day after president trump questioned the nba player's intelligence on twitter. during an interview about his latest project, opening a school for at—risk children, lebron james criticised the president calling him ‘divisive'. melania trump issued a statement saying "it looks like lebronjames is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation". the former brazilian president, luiz inacio lula da silva, has been nominated by the workers party to run in 0ctober‘s presidential elections, despite serving a jail sentence for corruption. lula is leading most opinion polls in brazil but it's uncertain whether the electoral court will allow him to stand. a new outbreak of the ebola virus in the east of the democratic republic of congo is thought to have killed more than 30 people. the area, near the ugandan border, includes a trading hub and crowded refugee camps, making the outbreak difficult to control if it takes hold.
sporadic protests have continued for the fifth successive day in several iranian cities despite heavy security measures and riot police presence. videos of the protests have been shared on social media. according to fars news agency, one protester was shot dead and at least 20 have been detained. soaring temperatures in portugal and southern spain have led to a series of major wildfires. more than 1000 firefighters are trying to bring the flames under control. temperatures reached 46 degrees celsius in some areas. sima kotecha reports from cordoba in spain. there's hot and then there really hot and it is across the iberian peninsula. in southern portugal, the intensity of the heat led to wildfires. more than 1000 firefighters tackled the blaze in a popular tourist destination.
here in cordoba in southern spain, by mid—morning, temperatures had already reached 30 celsius and then it got hotter. we arrived here yesterday afternoon when it was about 43 degrees. peter stayed in the hotel. i said, "i'm going out for a walk", and i came back pretty quickly. as this torrid weather continues, the government is frequently reminding people here how to stay cool and doctors have told us they are particularly concerned about those who are visiting from colder climates. it is so much warmer here, so much warmer but we have come to see cordoba and that is what we will do. i didn't listen to the health warnings. ijust wasn't going to cook my head. there's no sign of this extreme heat subsiding soon. forecasters say it is expected to be like this for at least a few days yet but determination often prevails and for some, no heatwave is going to get in the way of having a good time. sima kotecha, bbc news, cordoba. 18 people have died
in a helicopter crash in north—western siberia, russia. the russian transport ministry say they are investigating allegations of negligence and whether safety guidelines had been violated. the incident took place shortly after take off, near the town of igarka. sarah rainsford reports from moscow. the helicopter was 100 metres off the ground when its propellers hit the ground when its propellers hit the external cargo of another helicopter. it lost control, crashed and burst into flames, killing all 18 passengers and crew on board. the helicopter it hit was able to carry out an emergency landing. translation: that there were 15 crew members and 11 passengers on board. they discovered that the helicopter crash 180 kilometres north of the
city of igarka. the aircraft hit the cargo suspended from another helicopter. those who died were workers heading for a start of a shift on a remote siberian oil field run bya shift on a remote siberian oil field run by a subsidiary of an oil giant. the company has called the actions of the crew inextricable, adding that they had been warned the other helicopter with was dangerously close. russian transport ministry is saying that all courses are being examined include in pilot error and saying that history would be checked. the bbc‘s sarah rainsford in moscow. thousands of student protesters in bangladesh have blocked traffic in the capital dhaka for a seventh day running, calling for stricter traffic laws. the protests have continued since a boy and a girl were killed by a speeding bus. jill mcgivering has more. chanting. they're young and they're angry. bangladesh hasn't seen anything quite like this before. school children in uniform took
control of the roads for a seventh day on saturday, causing chaos. they want the government to make the roads safer. the trigger came last sunday when a boy and girl were knocked down and killed by a bus. "we have been protesting for days", said this boy, "we wantjustice for the students who were killed by a bus. we want safe roads". some transport companies have responded by staging their own strike. these buses are off the road and the drivers are angry, saying the students are the ones causing trouble. "we stopped running our buses because students attacked and damaged our vehicles", said this driver, "we can't go on the roads, students hit our drivers, so no vehicles can move". but the students are getting support from many teachers and parents. they all want the government to take action, to stop corruption, improve standards and
enforce regulations. several thousand people are killed in accidents every year, giving bangladesh one of the world's worst road safety records. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: calm after the media storm. 11 of the boys rescued from a flooded thai cave end their stay in a buddhist monastery. the question was whether we want to save our people, and japanese as well, and win the war and taking a chance to win the war by killing our young men. the invasion began at 2am. mr bush, like most other people, was clearly caught by surprise. we call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all the iraqi forces. 100 years old and still full of vigor, vitality
and enjoyment of life. no other king or queen in british history has lived so long, and the queen mother is said to be quietly very pleased indeed that she's achieved this landmark anniversary. this is a pivotal moment for the church as an international movement. the question now is whether the american vote will lead to a split in the anglican community. welcome back. you're watching bbc news. the latest headlines: there were smiles in singapore, but frank exchanges away from the cameras, as the us and north korea remain at loggerheads over sanctions and nuclear weapons. more than 1000 firefighters
are tackling blazes in portugal and spain — where temperatures have hit 46 degrees — and records are broken across europe. let's just go back to the breaking news that we mentioned a few moments ago, and that is some kind of incident in venezuela. we are now getting reports from the information ministry that there was some kind of attempted attack. you can see nicolas maduro speaking and then the camera jolts, he and others around him cough, and then quickly the state would cost cut away to soldiers. we are now hearing that that was an attempted attack. the information minister says that several drawings landed with explosives close to the event while the president was speaking. he has said that the president is fine and working, but seven national guard soldiers were injured. you just saw at the end of that footage there,
people in the crowd running away. that news just coming into us from caracas, an attempted attack at an event where president nicolas maduro was speaking. we are going to keep across that. more news coming in all the time, and we will bring them to you as we get them. almost all households in the uk can recycle their rubbish. but while those services — operated by local governments — can usually recycle glass and cans, two thirds of the plastic food containers they pick up end up being burned or buried. matt cole has more. plastic isn't meant to end up here, choking the seas and the life in it. but, despite a growing public awareness of the need to recycle, councils say their efforts are being undermined by manufacturers. it's at sites like these, across the country, that the recycling process begins. mountains of rubbish needing separating into what can and can't be reused.
now, when it comes to plastic, well, there are bottles like this, fairly easy to separate and recycle. but what about these? plastic fruit punnets containing mixed materials. that's not so easy. and then, there's these. black plastic microwave trays. the sensors in recycling sorting machines can't detect the black and, as a consequence, problems with things like this that means two thirds of plastics end up just being thrown away. most ends up in landfill or is incinerated, but that's more expensive for councils and taxpayers. it's very confusing. i washed up black things for ages because i didn't want them hanging around smelling, before i went and put them into recycling and then heard that black was — you know, you can't do it. to be honest, ijust look at it and go plastics going in there. and i think that's what a lot of people do. the choice of packaging to present their product is seen as crucial by some manufacturers. but now, there are calls for change.
black plastic cannot be recycled currently and so we're saying that actually, black plastic should be banned completely and manufacturers should be made to use plastics that can be recycled. another solution could be to vary the current flat rate paid by manufacturers to help recycling costs, charging extra for more difficult materials. i think what we need to do is drive designers and manufacturers and brand retailers to go towards those types of packs that are more easily recycled. because these ones yield secondary material that can be used again. the government acknowledges more work is needed, but says it is working with manufacturers to improve recycling rates. matt cole, bbc news. the dissident chinese artist ai weiwei says the authorities in beijing have demolished his studio there. in a series of clips on instagram, showing the former factory
being torn down, ai claims he was given no notice of the decision. the 66—year—old has lived in germany since leaving china in 2015. he is a strong critic of china's government. lebo diseko reports. as the walls of his studio were torn down, ai weiwei said farewell. a post on social media explaining that the space he had created and kept some of his most iconic work was being destroyed. workers boxed up what they called but itjust was not possible to move everything before the demolition started. they had not had to leave by the 15th of this month, police had come to an end. what they did not expect was the wrecking machines. translation: someone called me and said we must move out of the building within three days, in only three days. of course, i do not have the ability to move everything out in three days.
0utside, remnants of works left where it had been standing, in a place mr ai weiwei had used to 12 yea rs. place mr ai weiwei had used to 12 years. it is not the first time this has happened, another one of his studios in shanghai was destroyed in 2011. that time too, he claimed he had no warning. mr ai weiwei had been a favourite of the chinese government has since become an outspoken critic and some would say has paid the price. in 2011, he was detained 81 days on charges he says was politically motivated. he has since moved to berlin. it is not clear if the destruction was directly targeting ai weiwei. authorities have been clearing large pa rt authorities have been clearing large part to beijing for redevelopment, and demolitions have been taking place in this complex for the last three months. but given the conflict between the man who maybe china's most famous artist and the authorities, many will be asking why
this studio and why now? in israel, a large protest has been taking place against the country's nation state law, which was passed just over two weeks ago. thousands of members of israel's druze minority gathered in rabin square in tel aviv to protest against the change, which defines israel as a principallyjewish state and which downgrades arabic from an official language. the druze at arabic and practice a form of islam, but have generally been well integrated into israeli society. —— are arabic. following their two week ordeal trapped in a flooded thai cave, 11 boys and their football coach have completed nine days living as buddist monks. —— buddhist. this period of quiet reflection is a tradition in thailand for males who suffer adversity. tom donkin reports. heads shaved and draped in orange robes, thailand's now famous
wild boars entered this temple as a football team. they depart as a squad of spiritual enlightenment. 11 of these boys have been ordained as novice buddhist monks, and, during their short stay, they reflected on their recent ordeal through prayer and meditation, part of a tradition here for young males who survive adversity. under the care of temple monks, this has been an opportunity to retreat from the at times frenzied international attention. the past nine days have been an important period for honouring those responsible for their rescue, especially the former navy diver who died during the complex operation. nine is a lucky number here in thailand, and this period has been very different to the nine days these children and their coach spent trapped in darkness. that was until two british divers found them. it would take a further nine days to complete the risky operation to get them out. this temple stay is the latest
in a series of spiritual rites and activities the boys have taken part in. recently, the team were blessed in a traditional ceremony, and a process of religious cleansing took place at the mouth of the cave. thailand is a deeply spiritual country, and the extraordinary escape of this team has captivated the population deeply. many now hope this process will bring an end to their suffering and allow them to embark on a new beginning. tom donkin, bbc news. the trump administration has overturned bans on the use of pesticides linked to the declining population of bees. neonicotinoids, a common insecticide used to fight off a variety of pests, will now be allowed in some protected areas. environmentalists have expressed anger about the decision. bee populations in america are currently declining for several species. donald campbell's bluebird
has taken to the water for the first time in more than 50 years. the restored hydroplane, which crashed in 1967 killing its famous pilot, was launched in front of cheering crowds on the isle of bute. 0ur correspondent catriona renton was there. the final checks, after 17 years of painstaking restoration, as bluebird prepares to get back in the water. tense moments, but also exciting. just to be able to touch it is amazing, but to actually be able to be privileged enough to actually get in it and mash it, that is pretty good. bluebird was salvaged from coniston water in the lake district in 2001. around 90% of her body work has been restored from the original. this is notjust a technical feat for those involved, but a personal one. emily's father has been working on this all her life. this boat has changed his life and made him so proud of his friends and his team, and this has really
changed ourfamily and i'm really proud of him. one, two, three. today was the culmination of all that work, a labour of love. bluebird was finally ready to launch — almost. take it back out! but there was a need for some assistance. one last push, and she was off. yay. cheering it's more than 51 years since bluebird was last on the water, and here she is, fully restored, back where she belongs. donald campbell's daughter clutched her father's mascot, that was also rescued from the wreckage. i mean, the lump in my throat and electric shocks travelling through my spine are just something almost indescribable. as you say, we've waited a long, long time but everything good, you know, is worth waiting for. today was about seeing that bluebird is watertight and checking her buoyancy. tomorrow, it's likely people on the island will hear her, as herjet engine is set to be put
to the test. let's just go back to the breaking news that we have been following this past half—hour, that is the breaking news coming out of venezuela and what is believed to be an attempt on the life of the president there. let's just show you the pictures that we have received here. you can see the president nicolas maduro speaking at outdoor event and then the camera shakes. there we are. he and others look off and then the transmission cuts away two faces in the crowd, and then if you look, you can see people begin to move away. this was a broadcast eventin to move away. this was a broadcast event in venezuela for the military, and it is just about to happen. there we are, you can see people dispersing away after what we now believe was an attempt on nicolas maduro's life. that is coming from
the communications minister, he said that explosive drains were flown towards that event. there were several explosions. nicolas maduro is unharmed, we are told, but seven soldiers were injured and they are being treated in hospital. i am duncan collor golestani. thank you very much for your company. by the 110w. hello. if you have the sunshine on saturday, there is more to come on sunday. there will be more cloud in northern ireland scotland and at times that could bring some showery rain but for most, it is mainly dry and a good deal of sunshine as this area of high pressure continues to develop from the south—west. clear skies overnight for england and wales. always more cloud for scotla nd wales. always more cloud for scotland and northern ireland. this
funds in the north—west should bring some more rain later in the day, more than that in a moment. patchy showers in the north of scotland. some brighter spells for northern ireland, even though there is more cloud. the lion's share of sunshine for england and wales. 21 for northern ireland. mid to high 20s for much of england and wales, getting close to 30 celsius to east anglia and south—east england. for many, it is a fine palm sunday late spells of sunshine overnight. you can see the cloud increasing, outbreaks of rain in scotland, northern england. —— it is a fine, warm sunday. 14 to 17 celsius the overnight low on sunday morning. this is how we start work week, holding onto low pressure. that front really starting to make
inroads, increasing the cloud and bringing further rain to monday morning across northern ireland and in the scotland. behind that, you can see there is some fresh air trying to sink south—eastward spotted is going to take its time to get across much of england and wales, not until wednesday or thursday will we start to see a dip in temperature. for monday morning ina in temperature. for monday morning in a little bit more detail, further cloud rained the northern ireland scotland, some of that range us perhaps getting into the far north of england to monday morning. elsewhere further south, it is going to stay dry and again they will be plenty of sunshine. temperatures even high again on monday, parts of east anglia in south—east england exceeding 30 celsius. notice contrast as you head further north and west, the high teen. quite some control. that thing continues for scotland, northern ireland and the far north of england. it will be cooler year, there will be some showery rain through tuesday. yes, we are hanging onto the sunshine but
slowly will start to see those temperatures dropping away. it stays dry but it be turning clear. bye— bye. this is bbc news. the headlines — venezuela's communications minister has appeared live on television to say that explosive drones have been flown towards a military event attended by president maduro. the minister said there were explosions and that they were regarding this as an attempt on the president's life. the president is said to be unharmed. there have been firm words behind the warm handshakes at a summit in singapore between us and north korean foreign ministers. the us has called for continued pressure on pyongyang over the its nuclear programme. north korea has in turn described the calls as "alarming." more than 1000 firefighters tackle blazes in portugal and spain, where temperatures hit 46 degrees and records are broken across europe.